Accounting

Credits 10 (y) Grades 10, 11, 12
Syllabus Link

This two-semester course covers sole proprietorship accounting principles involved in the preparation and maintenance of financial records concerned with business management and operations. It is a comprehensive introduction to basic financial accounting including recording, summarizing and reporting, principles of income measurement and asset valuation, accounting systems and controls. Students are exposed to careers in the accounting field and are given the opportunity to perform accounting applications using the computer. An introduction to partnerships and corporations may be included.  Students will use the web-based accounting textbook, Aplia.com, for the course.

Target Level: Grades 10-12
Career Cluster: Finance


ADVANCED ACCOUNTING

Credits 10 (y) Grades 11, 12
Prerequisite:  Successful completion of Accounting with a grade of at least a “C.”
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This course includes partnership and corporate accounting, adjustment in inventory control systems, budgetary control systems and
further enhancement of accounting skills. Students are exposed to various careers in the accounting field and are given the
opportunity to perform accounting applications using the computer.  Students will use the web-based accounting textbook, Aplia.com, for the course.

Target Level: Grades 11-12
Career Cluster: Finance


AUDIO/VIDEO PRODUCTION
Credits 5 (s) Grades 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Digital Media with a “C” or above, or by permission.

This class is entirely responsible for O’Neill High Schools daily news program, “Eagle Eye Broadcasting.”  Students will explore career opportunities in the audio-video industries. Students will demonstrate use of audio-video production equipment including microphones, lighting requirements and camera operations. Students will demonstrate script writing and computer-based development of audio-video production and editing.

Recommended Level: Grades 10-12
Career Cluster: Arts, A/V and Communication

INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL DESIGN
Credits 10 (y) Grades 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Computer Applications 1 with a “C” or above, or by permission

This course will introduce students to the technical tools and processes used in digital design. Students will be introduced to the design process model which includes typography, color, and imagery. In addition, design software will be utilized to create graphics, animation, web pages, and video. Students will demonstrate proper use of fair use guidelines. Career opportunities in digital design will be explored.

Recommended Level: Grades 10-12
Career Cluster: Information Technology


DIGITAL MEDIA

Credits 10 (y) Grades 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Computer Applications 1 with a “C” or above, or by permission

Students will create, design and produce digital media programs including sound, video, graphics, text, animation and motion
graphics. Emphasis will be placed on effective use of tools for interactive multimedia production including storyboarding, visual
development, project management and web processes. Photography principles will also be covered and explored.

Recommended Level: Grades 10-12
Career Cluster: Information Technology


Introduction to Business, Marketing, and Management
Credits 10 (y) Grades 10, 11, 12
Syllabus Link

This course is designed as an introductory overview of the Business, Marketing, and Management Career Field. Units of study include economic systems, forms of business ownership, management, marketing, and accounting. Career opportunities will also be explored.

This course is designed as an introductory class to learn general business and marketing concepts that are relevant to future workforce members as well as business leaders. We will be using the textbook as well as customized projects to teach the most relevant topics to students looking to expand their knowledge in the focus areas of finance, marketing, operations, and management. Students should expect to gain useful skills that can be implemented in more advanced high school courses, college, and the work force.

Recommended Level: Grades 10-12
Career Cluster: Information Technology


PROGRAMMING I

Credits 10 (y) Grades 10, 11, 12 
Independent Study Lesson Plan Form

Programming I covers fundamental concepts of programming. These are provided through explanations and effects of commands and hands-on utilization of computers to produce correct output. This course introduces effective techniques necessary for the efficient solution of a variety of complex problems using a high-level programming language. It includes problem descriptions, flow charts, hierarchy diagrams, pseudocode, and program documentation as a means of solving these problems. This course emphasizes the creation of efficient algorithms through fundamental programming techniques such as input/output handling, programming structures, and data storage. Students are introduced to project management techniques, including standard debugging techniques and collaborative programming strategies.

Recommended Level: Grades 10-12 
Career Cluster: Information Technology

PROGRAMMING II

Credits 10 (y) Grades 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite:  Successful completion of Programming I with a grade of at least a “C.”
Independent Study Lesson Plan Form

Students will demonstrate advanced skills in the software development life cycle through in-depth use of a modern programming language. The content covered will include high-level, object-oriented concepts, while emphasizing the design of elegant solutions and efficient algorithms. Topics covered include the use of simple data types as well as complex data structures, best practices in application design, and the collaborative and social aspects of computing.

Recommended Level: Grades 10-12 
Career Cluster: Information Technology

PROGRAMMING III

Credits 10 (y) Grades 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite:  Successful completion of Programming II with a grade of at least a “C.”
Independent Study Lesson Plan Form

Students will demonstrate advanced skills in the program development process through expanded use of programming language. Languages may include, but are not limited to C++, Visual Basic, Java, SQL, RPG, COBOL and Assembler. Students demonstrating advanced level programming knowledge and skills may be exposed to collaborative environments that simulate project environments.

Recommended Level: Grades 10-12 
Career Cluster: Information Technology

WEB DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT I

Credits 5 (s) Grades 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Computer Applications 1 with a “C” or above, or by permission.

Students will demonstrate knowledge of web design and languages, including HTML, and utilize web design software to develop web
pages. Students will apply principles and elements of design using images, hyperlinks, tables, forms, and cascading style sheets.
Students may also maintain the O’Neill High Schol web site.

Recommended Level: Grades 10-12
Career Cluster: Information Technology

WEB DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT II

Credits 5 (s) Grades 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Web Design and Development I with a “C” or above, or by permission.

Students will demonstrate advanced knowledge of web design and languages, including HTML, Flash, and utilize web design software to develop web pages. Students will apply principles and elements of design using images, hyperlinks, tables, forms, and cascading style sheets.
Students may also maintain the O’Neill High School web site or possibly design web sites for local businesses.

Recommended Level: Grades 10-12
Career Cluster: Information Technology


8TH GRADE TECHNOLOGY TRENDS

Credits 2.5 Grade 8 Quarter Class
​Syllabus Link

This course is an exploratory course to learn the basics of information literacy, website development, computer programming and digital media.. Students will also learn about internet safety, cyberbullying and social, legal and ethical issues related to use of technology, including acceptable use and copyright. 

Students will be given many varied opportunities to learn about currently technology trends. Students will research and reflect upon a current article about technology weekly and post this knowledge gained on their personal website.

Recommended Level: Grade 8
Career Cluster: Information Technology


STUDY HALL

Study Hall Expectations:
Study Hall periods are scheduled to offer students the opportunity to complete schoolwork. It is expected that students utilize their study halls to remain in good academic standing. In order to maintain appropriate study hall periods it is expected that ALL students:

  1. Be on time.
  2. Be prepared to work the entire study hall class period.
  3. Be respectful to others in the study hall. If the teacher allows students to listen to music, the student will keep volume down so that only he/she can hear it.  All music must be appropriate for school.
  4. Have study hall teacher approval and a pass to leave study hall class.
  5. Will not use cell phones or other mobile devices without study hall teacher permission.
  6. Work on schoolwork or other work that is appropriate for school.
  7. In order to work together, a pre-signed pass is needed from the teacher who assigned the group work.


STUDY HALL PRIORITIES:

​​1st - Current Homework

2nd Quiz/Test Make-Up or Retakes

3rd - Math Improvements

4th - iXL and/or TeenBiz Articles


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Mr. Mike Peterson
Business and information Tech teacher | O'Neill High School
O'NEILL, NE
mikepeterson@oneillschools.org